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stewart who are probably progressives and probably young, but not everybody. stephen colbert is staging an opposing march. >> you may be asking -- you may be asking yourself right now, but am i the right type to have person to go to this rally. the fact that you would even stop to ask yourself that question as opposed to just let's say jumping up, grabbing the nearest stack of burnable holy books, strapping on the diaper and pointing your car towards d.c., that means you just might be right for it. >> you're going get a three-day jump on this. he was a guest on colbert last night. willie geist -- there you are. you guys are stars of the new, hip culture, i understand. lawrence, are you going and then i'm going to ask willie, are you going and then i'm going to ask why. is it dangerous to take on glenn beck on a national, holy turf like this? >> oh, it's fantastic. i hope msnbc does wall to wall coverage of it every hour of the day that day. these guys are great. they really, you know, find the vulnerability points in all of our politician. they find exactly where the joke is and look, i
a lot of jon stewart and stephen colbert you know to save harry reid's political life. >> oh yeah i don't think so either. >> that's not what they doe. >> here's a question. >> to vote for brahmarack obama. >> excuse me, they're putting their butts on the line, too. you know what's going to happen. that picture on the mall and you're going to do the visual because you can argue about crowd estimates and all that you want. if that mall ain't covered at least along the reflecting pool the right wing will be going crazy with visuals, trashing these guys, lawrence. for a bad day. >> and if they do, that will play perfectly into comedy central's design. if the right wing or fox news wants to take this event seriously and if glenn beck wants to take it seriously as a you know a challenge to his domination, then great. that is exactly what jon stewart and stephen colbert are hoping for. that that side of the world will take this stuff very seriously. you know, they know where the joke is. if that side of the world doesn't get it that's fine with them. >> jon shown some samples of the signs. he
theoretically won. >> it's so funny, you a great story in the piece about stephen colbert telling his wife their friend, jon stewart had been chosen to host "the daily show." >> she said, wait a minute, he was the quiet guy in the corner with the beard, not the funny one. what's he doing getting the show? stewart is a very smart guy. there's no magic formula as he says. he's worked hard at his humor, getting booed off stage in all the standard sort of start-up things. he lucked into a niche in some ways, "the daily show" existed before he took over as house. it wasn't nearly as political, as topical. he knew he wanted to give it some weight. but some things that have happened in the real world, many of them not funny, have given him openings. and the polarization of media, cable channels, fox obviously the biggest culprit, has given stewart a middle to both poke fun at and sort of represent in some ways. it's going to be interesting, with this rally he talked about last night, he seeing it as a piece of theater, as another goof on glenn beck and everybody else. whether he can do that and n
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